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World Gratitude Day

By September 21, 2016 No Comments

With the rush, hustle and stress of life, it’s all too easy to become overwhelmed with daily responsibilities and consumed by everyday annoyances. Am I right? I often wonder why it seemingly feels easier to drown in half empty than it does to float in half full.

Well friends, today is “World Gratitude Day.” Who knew?

It’s a day to stop and appreciate all the little things – the things that deserve recognition and adoration for all the love, joy, peace, brilliance and happiness they bring to our lives.

It’s an amazing day, and yet, why is world gratitude day just one day? Why not a week, a month, a year, or better yet, world gratitude life?

Psalm 136:1 says it best:

”Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.”

I’d say love like this deserves a million years worth of grateful amen’s, don’t you?

Thus, in honor of this thought-provoking day, I’ve listed 66 little things of gratitude. Read them. Think about them. Appreciate them. Thank God for them. But then make your own list of 66 things so you too can revel in how much your life is overflowing.

  1. You are unconditionally loved by Him.
  2. You’re alive and breathing.
  3. You’re able to read this.
  4. You have someone (or multiple someones) that you consider a best friend.
  5. You have a job.
  6. You have freedom of faith.
  7. You have much-needed vacation days.
  8. Those weekends that feel longer than two days.
  9. Those workweeks that feel shorter than five days.
  10. Mornings you can sleep in.
  11. Movie marathons.
  12. Cozy fires and hot chocolate.
  13. Maintained connections with long-distance friends.
  14. Holiday memories from past years.
  15. Future life events to look forward to.
  16. Your earliest childhood memory.
  17. The places you have traveled to, and the promise of future travels.
  18. The shoes (or socks or slippers) on your feet.
  19. The people you love.
  20. The lessons you learned this year.
  21. You’re not the same person you were this time last year. You’ve grown.
  22. The food in your cupboards.
  23. The moment you finally see someone you’ve missed.
  24. Good coffee.
  25. The song that always makes you feel better.
  26. The memories with your parents you will never forget.
  27. The people in your life who always make sure you’re getting home safely.
  28. The money in your bank account.
  29. Your family.
  30. People who have forgiven you.
  31. A soothing cup of tea.
  32. Friendly co-workers.
  33. Good hair days.
  34. The Internet.
  35. Home-cooked meals.
  36. Seasonal flavors like pumpkin spice and gingerbread.
  37. Books that have changed your life.
  38. Cozy sweaters.
  39. Good conversation.
  40. People who pick up the tab.
  41. Good health.
  42. Fresh-baked bread.
  43. Hair that grows back after a bad haircut.
  44. Kind people.
  45. Friendly people.
  46. Those voicemails you have saved on your phone.
  47. Warm hands.
  48. Uncontrollable laughter.
  49. Rainy days spent at home.
  50. Places with a lot of nostalgia.
  51. Happy tears.
  52. Your individual talents.
  53. Old photos with people you’ve lost.
  54. Home videos.
  55. The teachers you will never forget.
  56. Gifts you didn’t expect to receive.
  57. Being able to buy something you’ve been saving up for.
  58. Friends who have stuck around through your toughest times.
  59. Family traditions.
  60. Everything you have yet to learn but will.
  61. A roof over your head.
  62. Your right to vote.
  63. Hope found in something that can never be taken away.
  64. The feel of sunshine on your face.
  65. Friends you can be your true self with.
  66. Hope found in something that can never be taken away.

Happy World Gratitude Day, friends. Now go and make gratitude your life!

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